At the end of the course, the student is expected to learn the following

1.     The hydrologic cycle

2.     Occurrence components of the hydrologic cycle: precipitation, interception, evaporation, evapotranspiration, streamflow, infiltration, and percolation

3.     Quantitative measurements of the components of the hydrologic cycle

4.     Data analysis and presentations

5.     Groundwater hydraulics and recharge

6.     Catchment water balance computations



CATs and assignments – 30%

Exam – 70%


Recommended textbooks

Chow et al 1988. Applied hydrology. Mcgraw-Hill series in water resources and environmental engineering. McGraw – Hill. New York.

Ellis Horwood, 350 p. Ward, R.C. and M. Robinson, 1990. Principles of Hydrology, McGraw-Hill, 365 p.

McCuen, R.H., 1998. Hydrologic analysis and design. Prentice Hall, 814 p.

Shaw, E.M., 1994. Hydrology in practice. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 569 p.

Shaw, E.M., 1989. Engineering hydrology techniques in practice.

Wilson, E.M., 1983. Engineering Hydrology. Mc Millan, 309 p